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Deep Dive: Asset Owners and Managers Sharpen Focus on Physical Risks of Climate Change

September 16, 2021

Asset managers and asset owners are ramping up the pressure on companies to get them to disclose details on the physical risks they face from climate change. It’s a crucial step...

Inst’l Demand Grows for A Variety of Sustainable Investment Strategies

July 26, 2021

Billions of dollars are flowing into sustainability projects and cleantech focused funds, with more on the horizon.

Net-Zero Portfolio Shift Gains Speed Among Large Asset Owners

April 9, 2021

The University of Michigan is just one of the latest institutional investors to pledge to decarbonize its investment portfolio in the coming years. We look at what will drive further...

The Green Investments of the Biggest Asset Owners: NYS Common, Japan’s GPIF, CDPQ, Washington State & Others

December 30, 2020

New York Common, GPIF, Canada Pension Plan and more: they're all pouring billions of dollars into renewables, agri-tech and other sustainable and cleantech investments

Higher ESG Scores Have Improved Bond Performance, MSCI Study Finds

December 10, 2020

New research from MSCI draws a bright line under the growing practice of considering a company’s ESG score when making fixed income investment decisions.

Investors Embrace Climate, Social Justice and More Post-Pandemic and Pre-Biden

November 20, 2020

As investors shake off the dust from the pandemic and the bruising presidential election, they’re taking fresh looks at everything from climate and human capital to social justice...

Deeper Engagement with Sustainable Food and Ag: Pandemic Creates Multiple Opportunities for Food and Ag Investors

November 10, 2020

In the wake of the pandemic, investors and consumers alike are taking fresh looks at how food and agriculture can become more sustainable and inclusive.

Prime Closes First ‘Climate Tech’ Fund Well Above Target

June 16, 2020

The early-stage VC fund has already made eight impact-focused investments in a range of companies. Fund MD Matthew Nordan provides insight on its recent investments and which areas...

News Briefing: Coronavirus Hits Cleantech Investments Too -- But a Few Bright Spots Emerge

April 22, 2020

Investments in renewable energy and other cleantech investments are set to tumble, at least temporarily, due to the impact of COVID-19. Still, there are a few bright spots as some...

Asian Investors Pressure Companies in to Shift to ESG Investing

March 12, 2020

Growing investor interest in ESG is driving improvements in climate risk and other ESG disclosure. But more is needed, experts say.